GOING UP: Toby Dunphy gets airborne at at the Sun Valley BMX track.
GOING UP: Toby Dunphy gets airborne at at the Sun Valley BMX track. Brenda Strong

Gladstone riders mix it in National Series

GLADSTONE'S best junior BMX riders are pedalling against the best today on the Gold Coast.

The first round of the National Series opens today at the Nerang BMX Club and nine Gladstone riders have travelled down to compete.

Toby Dunphy and his brother Ben will both be up against some of the best riders in the country.

Toby will be riding in the 11-year-old division and was already thinking about the prizemoney.

"I hope to win the whole thing," he said.

"If I come first I win $100 and second gets $50."

Last year Toby went to Holland for the World Titles and gained plenty of experience from it.

"I only missed out on getting into the (final) eight by a point," he said.

"It was good fun and I am a better rider now than I was then."

Toby practises BMX riding every day with his younger brother Ben who is aged nine.

"We have a pump track in the backyard that dad built with a bobcat and excavator," he said.

"Ben is pretty good, but I always beat him."

Other Gladstone BMX riders competing today are Mitchell and Fraser Hannan, Jarck, Darcy, Mackenzie and Charlie Ryans and Tennielle Spencer.

campbell.gellie@gladstoneobserver.com.au



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